Value of Mutual Funds

Net Asset Value

A mutual fund's net asset value (NAV), or the dollar value of one share of the fund, tells you what the fund is worth based on the value of its underlying investments.

Mutual Fund Yield

A fund's yield measures the amount of income a fund provides as a percentage of its NAV.

Mutual Fund Return

A fund's total return, or its change in value plus reinvested distributions, is the most accurate measure of a mutual fund's performance. It is typically reported as a percentage return.